Kyle saw Jeff’s eyes bug out when he saw her. Laine had been right, Melanie was gorgeous. She was supermodel gorgeous. He also saw Melanie give Jeff a look of approval, so this would be a very interesting dinner. Somehow or another he thought Jeff and Melanie would make it to dessert and coffee. Kyle was stunned when Jeff offered his hand to her like a gentleman. Jeff was anything but a gentleman when it came to women. Hell, he couldn’t even remember half their names.
“Hi, everyone, I’m sorry I was late.”
“Not a problem,” Jeff said.
“Hi, I’m Kyle, Laine’s boy…man.” He didn’t care for the boy reference in the word boyfriend. He was anything but a boy.
“Hello, Laine’s boyman, I’m Mel.” He rolled his eyes at the nickname. He knew that was a mistake that would follow him now. He shuddered at the thought.
“I ordered you a white wine,” Laine said. She snagged a garlic roll and held the basket for Kyle. He took one and watched her.
Laine dipped her bread in the oil and herbs took a bite and closed her eyes, savoring the flavor. Kyle slipped his hand in his pocket and turned the vibe on low. Her eyes snapped open, looking shocked as well as turned on.
“What’s wrong Laine?” Melanie asked.
Kyle watched as her face turned a beautiful pink, and said, “I think she really loves the food here.”
Melanie turned to Kyle. “Boyman, I know she loves the food here, it’s our regular place to eat for lunch. I meant she looked like there was something wrong.”
Laine cleared her throat. “I’m fine Mel. I just had a bit of bread go down the wrong pipe.”
Kyle turned the vibe off and watched her relax. She was so beautiful when she was turned on.
The waiter brought the drinks, and took their orders. Laine and Mel ordered the lasagna, Kyle ordered the veal parmesan, and Jeff had the chicken parmesan.
Mel asked Jeff about being a fireman, and they were lost in their own conversation.
Laine turned her gaze on Kyle. He loved her more than ever. She was his perfect mate. He held his hand out to her, she twined her fingers with his and nothing needed to be said.
He could read every emotion she was struggling with in her eyes. She wanted to give in to the love he knew they shared, but she was still afraid. He guessed this David did a number on her. He still had to get her to trust him completely. She had to trust he would always see to her needs, always be there for her and love her until the end of time. Pops had told him, “Once he found the one woman that changed his life in the first meeting, she would be the one.” Kyle now understood what Pops had been talking about. He remembered Pops and Grams sharing a look he didn’t understand until now. Now, he knew they had been making love with their eyes. They had been promising each other everything. They were sharing every unspoken feeling.
He realized what he had been missing for so long. He missed a life beyond himself, something that can’t be bought, or found just anywhere. It had to be earned. It gave him something to guard with his life, to fight for, to keep close to his heart. Laine.
He took a sip of his wine, and squeezed her hand.
Laine smiled at him and squeezed back.
Melanie’s voice broke through to him. “And what do you do in the fire department, Boyman?”
“It’s Kyle and right now I’m on the hose. I go into the fire. But, I might make lieutenant soon and get to order the guys around.” He looked at Jeff, who had a scowl on his face.
“I thought you didn’t want to take the promotion,” Jeff said.
“Well, I have other considerations in my life now.” He looked at Laine. He knew he’d have to earn more money to take care of her, even though she seemed richer than, Donald Trump. He wanted to take care of her and provide for her. He also had to think about his personal safety. Before her, it was okay if he went into a fire and was injured, but if he was going to be married he’d have to take care of himself.
Jeff signaled for the waiter, ordered a beer, and told the waiter to keep them coming.
Kyle wasn’t surprised. He’d just told Jeff without so many words, he had found the one.
The waiter showed up with a platter full of plates and a cheese grater. He placed the women’s plates first then Kyle and Jeff. He offered cheese, which Laine wanted a lot. Something else he learned about her.
Her eyes lit up as she twirled a long string of melted cheese around her fork. As she took a bite, he turned on the vibe. The pure look of bliss she had as she chewed made him hard instantly. It was the same look she had on her face as they made love. “Is it good, sweetheart?”
She slanted her eyes at him. “You know it is, you sadistic bastard.” She retorted.
He laughed, he couldn’t help it. She was turned on, probably about to come, and he knew when she did, it would be hard to conceal.
He decided to give her the choice. “Would you like it less exciting?”
Without skipping a beat she said, “Nope, I like it the way it is.” She twirled another fork full of cheese, popped it in her mouth and whimpered.
Kyle turned it up a notch, giving her all the little vibe had to give.
Laine gyrated in her seat, and said, “Ohmigod, this is so, so, so good, mmm, ohmigod, ohmigod, ohmigod good.” She threw her head back and blew out a breath.
Kyle knew that was it. He turned off the vibe, but couldn’t keep the smile off his face. He caught Jeff’s look of understanding.
Jeff shook his head, and started a conversation with Melanie, who dropped her fork in her plate and looked like she’d just seen the exorcist.
Kyle watched Laine come down from her orgasm, her grass green eyes had a glazed look about them, and her skin was flushed with a fine sheen of sweat. He wanted to hold her, but just held her hand. Just the fact she went through with it proved she was starting to trust him. He might just have all of her very soon. Maybe he should think about taking Grams wedding set out of his safety deposit box.